Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Peru
  • shawl, late 1800s–1969
  • Where object was made: Peru
  • alpaca wool cloth, wool, ribbon, metal thread, weaving, embroidering
  • Object Length/Width: 100.5 x 86 cm
    Object Length/Width: 39 9/16 x 33 7/8 in
  • Gift of Julian Holtzman
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6620

The square shawl has light colored wool backing. The decorated side has a large center square of unwoven wool strands in a wavy design. It has a wide purple-red ribbon with silver flowers and leaves. The red velvet-like ribbon edging has a machine stitched curlicue pattern in white. There is blue rick rack trim between the ribbon trims and at the edge of the wool field.